The life of your hydraulic hose assemblies might become reduced significantly if you don’t have a proper maintenance and inspection program. There is such a high risk of damage associated with hydraulic hose failure that it is in your best interest to do everything you can to prevent failure. Exposure to hydraulic fluids, injuries caused by whipping hoses, and slip-and-fall accidents that can occur if fluids get on the floor – these are just some of the reasons to never neglect the maintenance of your Fall River hydraulic hoses.
Installation of the right hydraulic hoses is vital to the success of your equipment. However, even with a custom hose build designed to meet your needs, you need to maintain hydraulic hoses on a regular basis. Hydraulic hose safety is quite simple and proves the adage which says, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It only takes a little bit of effort to inspect and maintain your hydraulic hose assemblies, but the real trick is developing a schedule and staying consistent.
Custom Hydraulic Hoses
At Metro Industrial & Marine Supply, we specialize in providing our customers with custom hydraulic hoses. We even have the ability to create custom hoses “while you wait” that are made to order. Our team can build up to 2″ 1-6 wire hydraulic hoses, depending on our customers’ needs. Each member of our team works hard to exceed the expectations of our customers, providing same-day service on most of the custom hydraulic hose assemblies that we build. Compared to other industrial shops in the area, this is a service that really sets us apart from the competition. We provide custom services to local individuals and businesses, plus we ship our custom Fall River hydraulic hoses all over the world.
Stock Hoses and Adapters
In addition to building custom solutions for our customers, we also maintain a large selection of foreign adapters in stock. This includes metric, British, and JIS. Our technicians also provide industrial and hydraulic hose couplings and adapters to better meet the needs of our customers. In addition, we also offer air, water, and oil suction, as well as discharge hose. Any of our hose assemblies can be made “while you wait” with options ranging from 1/4 ” ID to 2″ ID, low pressure, ultra-high pressure, four spiral, crimp fittings, stainless steel, brass, steel, and both US and metric ends. We take pride in being able to provide such a wide range of options to meet the needs of our customers.
Corrosion Inspection for Hydraulic Hose Safety
The first thing to do when checking for corrosion of hydraulic hose assemblies is to perform a visual check of both the hose and the fitting. This type of inspection should be performed on a regular basis. If any indications are seen, such as fitting slippage on the hose, a cover that is damaged, cracked, cut or abraded with any amount of reinforcement exposed, the machine must be shut down immediately. Hoses that appear to be hard or stiff, heat cracked or charred is also an indication of corrosion. If you notice leaks at the fitting or in the hose, as well as a hose that is kinked, crushed, flattened or twisted, it needs to be replaced right away. Other damaging signs include a cover that is loose, degraded, soft, or blistered.
This is why we provide “while you wait” services for custom hydraulic hose assemblies. We understand that your equipment is vital to the ongoing success of your business. There’s no point in keeping a stock of custom Fall River hydraulic hoses, as they can degrade and break down over time while just sitting on the shelf. Maintain hydraulic hoses for safety and come to Metro Industrial & Marine Supply when you need replacement hoses and hose assemblies.
A visual inspection should also be performed on all of the other related components in the hose assembly. Even if the hose itself is not damaged, if any signs of corrosion or buildup are seen, these parts must be either replaced or corrected, repaired or tightened accordingly. This includes excess dirt buildup, leaking port conditions, worn clamps, guards or shields, and any issues with the system fluid level, including any amount of air entrapment. A functional test should also be performed regularly and a log of all inspections and testing be recorded for each machine that utilizes hydraulic hose assemblies. The system must be operated at the maximum operating pressure to check for any leaks or malfunctions. Keep personnel out of the area during testing and make sure that the hose is not operating outside of its maximum working pressure for additional hydraulic hose safety.
Get Fall River Hydraulic Hoses at Metro Industrial & Marine Supply
If you require custom hydraulic hose assemblies, parts, or components, make sure to stop by our industrial and marine supply shop in New Bedford. Between our large supply of quality hoses and couplings, and our commitment to providing custom hoses “while you wait,” we can meet your needs and help you maintain hydraulic hoses and assemblies for optimal hydraulic hose safety. Give us a call at 508-996-8400 or stop by our location on Coggeshall Street in New Bedford, MA.